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Mother of Mine (2005)

Äideistä parhain (original title)
During World War II, more than 70,000 Finnish children were evacuated to neutral Sweden to avoid the conflict. "Mother of Mine", the latest from the award-winning Klaus Härö (Elina: As If I... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Topi Majaniemi ...
Eero Lahti
Marjaana Maijala ...
Kirsti Lahti - Eeron äiti
Maria Lundqvist ...
Signe Jönsson - äiti Ruotsissa
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Hjalmar Jönsson - isä Ruotsissa
Esko Salminen ...
Eero Lahti - nykyaika
Aino-Maija Tikkanen ...
Kirsti Lahti - nykyaika
Kari-Pekka Toivonen ...
Lauri - Eeron isä
Brasse Brännström ...
Isoisä Ruotsissa
Penny Elvira Loftéen ...
Siv - naapurintyttö
Ia Langhammer ...
Anna
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Gunnar
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Rouva Grevnäs
Åsa Persson ...
Opettajatar
Gustav Wiklund ...
Pappi
Patrick Henriksen ...
Tuomas - kotiavustaja
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During World War II, more than 70,000 Finnish children were evacuated to neutral Sweden to avoid the conflict. "Mother of Mine", the latest from the award-winning Klaus Härö (Elina: As If I Wasn't There (2002)), tackles that painful patch of history in a tale of 9-year-old Eero, a child who increasingly feels abandoned by his biological Finnish mother and yet not attached to his Swedish surrogate mom. When he is returned to Finland, his confusion intensifies. Written by Anonymous

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€2,900,000 (estimated)
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Submitted by Finland to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (U.S.A.) for consideration for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at the 78th Academy Awards. See more »

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Vart Land (Finnish National Anthem)
Written by Johan Ludvig Runeberg & Fredrik Pacius
Performed by Avustajat
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This film deserves every award it can ever get!
16 September 2006 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

I used to think that it's silly to cry over something like a movie and that it's only girls that do so - until now. I felt like being torn apart when realizing the pain Signe felt when she realized that there was nothing in the world she could do to keep Eero.

It was beautiful to see the development of the bond between Signe and Eero, and it made the outcome so hard to bear. It was easy to understand how deep wounds were left in the souls of the Finnish children that were sent to "safety" in Sweden during WWII.

This is a film everybody should see. It shows a depth I have NEVER seen on the movie screen.

Thank you Klaus Haro!


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